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Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces

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The Mackenzie Institute organized Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces Conference in partnership with the NATO Association of Canada and the National Defence. The Mackenzie Institute is an independent think tank that provides a strategic approach to domestic and national security matters. This conference took place on Tuesday March 29th and Wednesday March 30th in Ottawa. An assessment of global threats, Canadian foreign policy and defence strategy, and a special discussion about the military and social benefits of a strong Canadian Reserve took place on the first day. This was then followed by a discussion about advanced technology, new domains and the future of warfare along with a discussion about stimulating disruptive technology through Canadian public procurement. The final panel discussed ways of improving Canada’s defence procurement strategy in the 21st century.

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Magdalena Surma
Magdalena Surma is currently Canada's NATO Program Contributor and Outreach Coordinator. Former Program Editor of Global Horizons, Magdalena completed a BA in Legal Studies (Honours) and a Masters in Public Service at the University of Waterloo. She also attended Harvard during two summers, where she completed courses in psychology, government, and law. In addition, she successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program in Negotiation and Leadership. Magdalena is currently completing an LLB through University of London’s International Program. She is passionate about law, government, and charitable non-profit organizations. As an avid researcher, she hopes to extend her research to investigate women in security while examining society, culture, and international relations. In addition, Magdalena is also passionate about international business and economy. She is very excited about being involved with various projects at NATO, specifically engaging youth and society about international affairs. Apart from a love of politics, Magdalena enjoys fine art, ballet, and classical music.